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John Jones, Army

In this photo my grandfather John William Jones is in the Royal Airforce. He was transferred there on the 1st April 1918 from the Royal Flying Corps.

The Royal Air Force was formed on the 1st of April 1918 by combining the Royal Naval Air Service with the Royal Flying Corps. The Women's service the WRAF was formed at the same time. Unlike their sisters in the WAAC and the WRNS, the newly formed WRAF was utilised for home service but no WRAF women were sent abroad.

John, Lucy and Doris Jones

Here is a beautiful photograph of Grandpa, (John William Jones) and Grandma (Lucy Jones) with their youngest child (my Mum - Doris Eliza Jones)

Here my Grandfather is in his Royal Flying Corps uniform, with his Corporal stripes clear to see.

My grandfather enlisted in the Royal Flying Corps on the 11th August 1916, his number was - 42974. My mum would have been 7 years old and there address at time of enlisting was, Mayville, Lyefield Road East, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham.

He was discharged on the 31st July 1919.

See Descriptive Report on Enlistment - 11th August 1916 - 31st July 1919.

John Jones, Postmaster

Grandpa was the Post Master of the Post Office at Knightwick, Worcestershire.

In this photograph he is standing at the side of the house, in his Postman's Outfit.

The original Telephone Exchange was sited here. I bet they knew everything that was happening around the village.

Granpa was also in the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes.

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